Friday, August 12, 2011

Van Halen: "Women and Children First"

Released in 1980,
this was Van Halen's third (3rd) studio LP.

Read a little bit more about the comings, goings, ups and downs of Van Halen

Art Direction: Richard Seireeni
Cover art concept: Pete Angelus
Photography: Norman Seeff

.38 Special: "Tour de Force"

Released in 1984,
this was .38 Special's sixth (6th) studio LP.

Read more about .38 Special HERE.

>>inner sleeve<<

Art Direction: Chuck Beeson, Norman Moore
Photography: Harrison Funk, Steve Prezant

Jethro Tull: "Songs from the Wood"

Released in 1977,
this was Jethro Tull's tenth (10th) studio LP.

The full title:
Jethro Tull with kitchen prose, gutter rhymes and divers songs from the wood

Read more about Jethro Tull HERE.

The Allman Brothers Band: "At Fillmore East"

Released in 1971,
this LP is rated #49
on Rolling Stone's list of
the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Read more about the Allman Brothers HERE.

Photography by Jim Marshall.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Van Halen: "5150"

Released in 1986,
this was Van Halen's seventh (7th) studio LP,
and the first that featured Sammy Hagar as the lead singer.

Read more about Van Halen HERE,
or better yet,

(inner sleeve)

Art Direction: Jeri McManus, Van Halen
Photography: Aaron Rapoport
Illustration: Dan Chapman

Karla Bonoff: "Restless Nights"

Released in 1979,
this was Karla Bonoff's second (2nd) studio LP.

Read more about Karla Bonoff HERE.

Journey: "Evolution"

Journey's fifth (5th) studio LP,
released in 1979.

Read more about Journey HERE.

Artwork by Kelley & Mouse (I think).

Beach Boys: "Beach Boys '69"

This is a Live in London LP
released in North America in 1976.
It was previously released in the UK
as "Live in London."

Read more about the Beach Boys HERE.

Artwork by Jim Evans.